Ten years ago this Thursday (2 October, 2004) 13 people gathered in a park in Southwest London and completed a 5km time trial. Little did they know they were making history and became the first ever parkrunners! In ten short years parkrun has become nothing short of a phenomenon. It’s a running revolution. And we’re all part of it. As parkrun is now global, the anniversary of the launch of Bushy parkrun has been anointed International parkrun Day.
This year IpD is being held this Saturday, 4 October, which is of course parkrun's 10th birthday! To celebrate this huge milestone we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most participants in a 5km run across multiple locations’. The current record was set by Cancer Research UK at the Race For Life One Big Day event and involved 101,246 participants at 23 locations across the UK on 4 June 2006. Bring along your friends, family, collegues to help us with our World Record attempt. Visit www.parkrun.com.au to register (its free!) and bring your barcode down to the Lions Park, Kin Kora this Saturday morning at 6.45am for a 7am sharp start time. Whether you are out for a stroll, light jog or are a regular runner people of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate. Kids, prams and your furry friends are all welcome!